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    SubjectRe: 2.6.24-rc2 XFS nfsd hang
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    On Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 03:07:46PM +0000, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
    > On Wed, Nov 14, 2007 at 01:08:38PM -0500, J. Bruce Fields wrote:
    > > > Personally I'd prefer it to only grow a struct stat or rather it's members
    > > > But the nfsd code currently expects a dentry so this might require some
    > > > major refactoring.
    > >
    > > Well, we need to check for mountpoints, for example, so I don't see any
    > > way out of needing a dentry. What's the drawback?
    >
    > You're right - we'd probably need the dentry. The drawback is that
    > we need to always get it in the dcache. Which might be a good thing
    > depending on the workload.

    In any case, if the new api were only used by nfsd for now, then there'd
    be no change here.

    Seems like it might be worth a try.

    --b.
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